ferkacte (fuh-KAHK-tuh) listen


  • adj. "Lousy, messed up, ridiculous." (JPS)

  • adj. Shitty, full of crap.

Example Sentences

  • "I'm trying not to crash the car on this farkakte highway."

  • "The food was Vakakta"

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish


  • פֿאַרקאַקט farkakt, past participle of פֿאַרקאַקן farkakn '(vulgar) to shit on'

    • Who Uses This

      • Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements
      • Non-Jews: (words that have spread outside of Jewish networks)
      • Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage


      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa


      • The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).

      Alternative Spellings

      verkakte, farcocked, farkakt, fakakte, fercockded, vercockte, fakakte, vakakte, fakakta, vakakte, fekakte, vekakte, vekakta, fekakte


  • Can also be used in a very literal sense to refer to one who's needed the bathroom a lot. The Yiddish adjective farkakt takes on endings depending on the number and gender of the noun; Jewish-English "farkakte" generally has -e whenever it precedes a noun.

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